Sotheby’s presents an interesting display of Chinese works of art in their upcoming Important Chinese Art Auction. A rare powder-blue ‘gardenia’ dish with decorated reverse from the Yongzheng mark is the highest valued collectible. The white reserve decoration on a cobalt-blue ground is closely based on prototypes of the Xuande period with a single flower spray in the center. Many such blue and white porcelain dishes are hosted in museums worldwide.
A unique pair of gilt-bronze inset, Hongmu ‘Luohan’ panels from the Qing dynasty represents the Qianlong Emperor’s devotion towards Buddhism. It also represents the workmanship achieved by the Imperial wood workshop during that period. The lavender-blue ‘Jun’ narcissus bowl belonging to the early Ming dynasty is a distinct artifact. The Jun flower Bulb bowls with its striking blue glazes were made at the Juntai kiln site in Junzhou prefecture in Henan province. The Famille-rose ‘landscape’ panel by popular Chinese painter and designer Tang Ying are among the prime arts works of the auctions.
The auction will present Chinese artworks dating from the Neolithic to the Republic periods. Early ceramics from the Art Institute of Chicago, Chinese porcelain and works of art from the collection of Henry Arnhold, and Steinberg’s’ collection of selected items of Qing Imperial monochromes are the other highlights of the auction. Explore the full listings and register to bid online on Sotheby’s.
Lot Categories:20th Century (1), Five Dynasties (2), Han Dynasty (3), Jin Dynasty (1115-1234) (3), Liao Dynasty (3), Ming Dynasty (53), Qin Dynasty (1), Qing Dynasty (192), Republican Dynasty (4), Song Dynasty (66), South And Northern Dynasties (1), Tang Dynasty (27), Transitional (4), Warring States (2), Western Zhou Dynasty (1), Yuan Dynasty (13), Zhou Dynasty (1)
# of Lots:344
Price Range:$3,000 - $500,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|A RARE REVERSE-DECORATED POWDER-BLUE GARDENIA DISH YONGZHENG MARK AND PERIOD||
|A RARE LAVENDER-BLUE JUN NARCISSUS BOWL EARLY MING DYNASTY||
|AN EXTREMELY RARE AND MAGNIFICENT PAIR OF GILT-BRONZE INSET HONGMU LUOHAN PANELS QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD||
|AN EXCEPTIONAL AND RARE FAMILLE-ROSE LANDSCAPE PANEL, BY TANG YING QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD, DATED YIHAI YEAR, CORRESPONDING TO 1755||
|A MOLDED GREEN-GLAZED INGOT-SHAPED PILLOW LIAO DYNASTY||
- Asian Works Of Art
- 'Jun' narcissus
- Arnold and Blema Steinberg
- Art Institute of Chicago
- Chinese Art auction
- Chinese Porcelain
- Chinese Works of Art
- famille rose
- Henry Arnhold
- Hongmu 'Luohan' panels
- Jun wares
- Ming dynasty
- Neolithic Period
- Qianlong Emperor’s
- Qing dynasty
- Qing Imperial monochromes
- Republic period
- Tang Ying
- Xuande period
- Yongzheng mark
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